History

Grøntvedt Pelagic AS was founded in 2001 after a merger between Grøntvedt Fisk AS and Grøntvedt & Co AS.

The Pelagic house Grøntvedt and the Grøntvedt family has its roots from Kråkvåg, a small island located in Trondheimsfjorden, and has been in the pelagic business since 1830.

Today, the 6th generation CEO Mr. Bjørnar Grøntvedt and 7th generation, his son COO Mr. Alexander Grøntvedt, takes the family tradition into a new industrial future.

1830

The Grøntvedt-family came to Kråkvåg during the 19th century…

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1. January 1830

The Grøntvedt Family came to Kråkvåg during the 19th century and have made a living from farms, freight transport and fishing boat shipping.

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1949-1982

From 1949…

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20. June 1940

  • From 1949, Paul Olaf Grøntvedt and his sons, Martin, Olaf and Harald, and Ola Grøntvedt and his sons Oddvar, Lauritz and Ottar established/lead the family company named “Brødrene Grøntvedt”.
  • After a while, Paul Martin, Steinar, Bjørn Frode and Bjørnar – relatives of the owners of “Brødrene Grøntvedt” also started working in the family company, and during the 80thies they established their own respective companies.

 

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1983

Bjørnar Grøntvedt establishes…

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13. February 1983

Bjørnar Grøntvedt establishes his own company named B.Grøntvedt in Kristiansund (Norway), later re-named “Grøntvedt&Co” which marked the beginning of the industrial development the company is today.

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1986

Ottar Grøntvedt esablishes Grøntvedt Fisk AS…

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1. May 1986

Ottar Grøntvedt establishes “Grøntvedt Fisk” together with his nephew, Ola Grøntvedt. Grøntvedt Fisk rented a factory in Lysøysund (Norway) until they built a new factory at Uthaug (Norway) in 1999.

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2000

Merger…

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21. May 2000

The owners of Grøntvedt Fisk AS, Ottar and Ola Grøntvedt sells the company to SalMar. The owner of Grøntvedt Fisk, Mr. Gustav Witsø, the owner of Grøntvedt & Co, Mr. Bjørnar Grøntvedt, and Trøndelag Vekst enters into an agreement to merge the companies and name it “Grøntvedt Pelagic AS”.

  • Grøntvedt Invest AS 51 % stock share – SalMar 36 % stock share – Trøndelag Vekst 13 % stock share

Bjørnar Grøntvedt takes over as Grøntvedt Pelagic AS operational manager and later CEO.

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2001

Industry structural coordination and development of Kråkvåg- Uthaug…

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1. January 2001

  • Industry structural coordination and development of Kråkvåg- Uthaug
    • Department of Kråkvåg is adapted to become a world leader in the industrial production of natural herring
    • Department of Uthaug is adapted to become a world leader in the production of barrel marinated herring
  • Grøntvedt Invest buys Trøndelag Veksts 13 % stock share and becomes owner of 64 % stock share together with SalMars 36 % stock share

 

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2006

Grøntvedt Invest buys…

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13. January 2006

  • Grøntvedt Invest buys 36 % of SalMars stock share in Grøntvedt Pelagic and thereby becomes 100% owner of the company.
  • Grøntvedt Invest AS sells 28 % of it’s stock share in Grøntvedt Pelagic to ABRA Norway AS and 8 % of it’s stock share to Brekstad Invest AS

                                                                     

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2007

Holmhaugen…

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11. March 2007

Grøntvedt Pelagic is expanding it’s business by blowing down the mountain crust at Holmhaugen. In addition, the bay area northeast of this mountain (between Holmhaugen and Klettskjær) is filled, which allows for greater industrial expansion of production, with cooling- and freezer storage capacity

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2013

Alexander, 7th generation….

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4. May 2013

Son of Mr. Bjørnar Grøntvedt, 7th generation Alexander Grøntvedt becomes COO of Grøntvedt Pelagic AS.

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2014

Freezing factory…

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20. May 2014

World’s largest automatic freezing plant opens, with -20/-25C freezing in only 8-10 hours

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2015

Expansion of processing plant…

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4. May 2015

Expansion of process plants for filleting, marinating and process management

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2016

Grøntvedt Pelagic rewarded…

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4. May 2016

Grøntvedt Pelagic rewarded This Year’s Company from Ørland Business Forum

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2017

EY Entrepreneur Of the Year….

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1. January 2017

  • Brekstad Vestre 1 opens (Logistics center)
  • A new tunnel freezing plant opens
  • CEO Mr. Bjørnar Grøntvedt nominated as one of Mid-Norway’s four candidates for EY-Entrepreneur of The Year 2017
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2018

Grøntvedt Pelagic rewarded…

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1. January 2018

  • Brekstad Vestre 2 opens (Logistics center)
  • Grøntvedt Pelagic received Norwegian Fishermen’s Sales Organization for Pelagic Fish market price
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2019

Starts building….

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1. May 2019

  • Starts building the world’s first food grade protein meal- and fish oil plant (Grøntvedt Nutri) located under the same roof as our main provider of raw material (Grøntvedt Pelagic). This enables us to extract and refine 100 % of all our processed goods. Opens in August 2020.
  • Brekstad Næringsmiddelspark 3 opens (Logistics center)
  • Starts expansion of process plant which allows for 50 % increased capacity, opens January 2021.
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